Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) is the umbrella organisation for the 12 Regional Orienteering squads based on the British Orienteering Regions.
JROS was set up to further develop the junior orienteering talent which is nurtured by the Regional Squads.
Please come and join the JROS stand on Days 2 and 3 of this year’s JK and meet up with coaches and friends old and new.
On display will be videos, maps and of course lots of photographs from training camps over the years.
Come along and bring your friends – if you are a coach you can talk to others about what it’s like to coach on a JROS camp – if you are an athlete you can share your experiences with those yet to attend.
Sheffield hosted, thanks to ShUOC, a junior squad training weekend specifically aimed at Sprint style events. Juniors from a number of regional squads were provided with two days of sprint orienteering training together with an evening lecture, food and accommodation.
Making a donation to JROS has been made easier thanks to the support of SEOA and NWOA.
Both Associations have inserted into the entry script for JK2017 and British Long Distance Championships an opportunity for you, when you enter either event, to make a donation to JROS.
Remember that all donations to JROS go towards the support of junior orienteering.
The summer tours/camps cannot go ahead without the support of volunteers who provide a range of skills including Team Management, Chefs, Coaching Managers, Senior and Assistant Coaches and in-Forest Teams.
Would you would like to offer your time – no previous experience is necessary – to help support juniors in one or more of these training camps?
The selection policies are now available for the 2017 training camps. See the individual camp entries for the full details.
What are the Objectives of JROS?
In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;
- Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
- Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
- To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
- Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
- To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches
How does it seek to meet these objectives?
Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then.
JROS has, since 2009, also organised a weekend training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.
JROS also organised a Coaching Course for some of its volunteer helpers in 2015 and aims to hold further courses in the future.
‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion
as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)